Taek Hun Kwon

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BACKGROUND Cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinases (PKGs) are central mediators of the NO-cGMP signaling pathway and phosphorylate downstream substrates that are crucial for regulating smooth muscle tone, platelet activation, nociception and memory formation. As one of the main receptors for cGMP, PKGs mediate most of the effects of cGMP elevating drugs, such(More)
Although N-glycosylation has been known to increase the stability of glycoproteins, it is difficult to assess the structural importance of glycans in the stabilization of glycoproteins. APA (Antheraea pernyi arylphorin) is an insect hexamerin that has two N-glycosylations at Asn196 and Asn344 respectively. The glycosylation of Asn344 is critical for the(More)
Ribose-5-phosphate isomerase A (RpiA) plays an important role in interconverting between ribose-5-phosphate (R5P) and ribulose-5-phosphate in the pentose phosphate pathway and the Calvin cycle. We have determined the crystal structures of the open form RpiA from Vibrio vulnificus YJ106 (VvRpiA) in complex with the R5P and the closed form with(More)
Background Cyclic GMP is a crucial second messenger that translates extracellular signals into a variety of cellular responses. As a central mediator of the Nitric Oxide-cGMP signalling cascade, which regulates vascular tone, platelet aggregation, nociception and hipocampal/cerebellar learning, Cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinases (PKGs) represents an(More)
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